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Series: Choose Your Own Adventure (1979-1998) — no. 149
Translated Into: La desaparición de los delfines (Spanish)
Author: Wilhelm, Doug
Illustrators: Mattingly, David B. (cover)
Wing, Ron (interior)
Date: 1994
ISBN: 0553563920 / 9780553563924
Length: 119 pages
Number of Endings: 9
Jordashebasics's Thoughts:

The first things that you notice about this book are that the cover is really dull, and that there are 9 endings.

These aren't good signs.

There aren't that many choices, and one of the paths loops back into another, making this a story with very little variation. Even things that should be up in the air - your grandfather living or dying - don't actually come into play.

Obviously, this is a very linear book, and it's a text-heavy one at that. Many of the pages are packed. If you like your CYOAs like that, then you might enjoy...

But this story has other problems. The entire story has to do with pink dolphins in the Amazon, and the antagonist has their evil plot... but it's an incredible stretch of logic for their plan to make any sense. Wouldn't it have made more sense to have a villain that just wanted to kill the dolphins in order to lift protections on land or something?

Feel free to skip this one.

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Waluigi Freak 99's Thoughts:

This adventure could have been a pretty good one, but the gaps in between choices were too long and rather boring. It's pretty much an average entry in the Choose Your Own Adventure series, but I also noticed a few continuity errors. The character illustrations on pages 56 and 57 should be shirtless, for one thing.

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